A Black Lives Matter (BLM) protester who confessed to writing Churchill “was a fascist” on the base of his statue said he did it because he believed he was a ‘confirmed racist who cared more about colonialism than black people.‘
To think of all those other colonialist white supremacists who sacrificed their lives in WWII to provide the very freedoms that allowed him to do it. For if the other chap had won, he wouldn’t have the luxury of boasting after defacing his plinth.
Had our vandal studied history he might have learnt that Churchill was a dreadful totalitarian having been booted out of office soon after the war. Never mind. Churchill was white and that is grounds enough to attack him.
In all seriousness, the left continues to find new ways to become ever more unhinged. They are prepared to erase history, so long is it fits their own distorted image of whatever the Ministry or Truth dictates. Instead of learning the significance of past events they want Day 1, Year zero now.
Remember when ISIL razed Palmyra in Syria to the ground in 2015? The UNESCO World Heritage site was bombed for displaying artifacts it deemed “polytheistic” or “pagan.” Palmyra contained the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. Gone.
The Taliban fired tank shells at the majestic Bamiyan Buddhist statues in 2001 before realizing explosives were required to complete the job. Destroyed. For what?
Ahh, but didn’t the Iraqis pull down Saddam Hussein’s statue? A bit different given they had been living under his brutal dictatorship for decades.
In Australia, there are now calls to remove statues of Captain Cook and Gov Phillip for their links to our colonial past. We went through this nonsense years ago when the American left were protesting confederate statues of Gen. Robert E Lee after the Charlottesville unrest.
George Floyd’s death has now rebooted the cause inviting our activists in Australia to hijack the race card being played elsewhere to legitimize their hostility and get a day out with their friends.
Sadly, too many politicians around the world are cowering to the mob. Afraid to say anything. Taking virtual knees. Closing their eyes and hoping things will pass instead of pushing back and telling these people that we need to recognize our past.
To be honest, BLM is just a new boiler plate which provides a convenient shield for these cultural Marxists to carry out their petty vendettas based on their own self loathing.
Black economist and sociologist Thomas Sowell said, “More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies from which it was formed. White slaves were still being bought and sold in the Ottoman Empire, decades after blacks were freed in the United States.”
Yet it doesn’t fit the narrative.
We live in a world dictated by those who wish to outdo each other in the oppression olympics. Pre-coronavirus we were living in times of unprecedented freedoms and economic prosperity. How sad that these apparatchiks want to take is straight back to the very world they tell we must reject.